The OECD Development Centre’s Americas experts will present key findings from their two flagship reports the Latin American Economic Outlook and the OECD Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014 on Tuesday 18 February 2014 in Paris and in Santo Domingo, and on Wednesday 19 February 2014 in Madrid.
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This working paper contributes to the understanding of the use of investment tax incentives, which are widely used in developing countries to foster investment and competitiveness, not always with the desired outcomes. In particular in Central America and the Caribbean, competition to attract foreign direct investment has lead towards a significant erosion of the tax base in many countries.
The discussion will be focusing on a different theme for data gaps as follows: the socio-economic empowerment of women, violence against women and the civic and political participation of women.
Tax revenues in Latin American countries continue to rise but are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries. Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2012 shows that Argentina and Brazil have the highest tax revenue to GDP ratio, while Guatemala and Dominican Republic stand at the lower end.
Rural development policies: New OECD comparative study takes a closer look at the Korean experience / Inaugural Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-Based Development / Launch of the Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014
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Recent research associated structural transformation to a change in the type of goods a country produces and exports. This change entails a gradual move towards goods that embody greater physical and/or human capital, which is conceptualized as the “economic complexity” of a country. This paper unveils the determinants of this variable, taking into account the set of factors affecting the degree of economic complexity in countries.
Interrelations between public policies, migration and development / Network on Global Value Chains and Development / Developing principles for effective philanthropic engagement
Discussion about the migration-development nexus and its implications for policy makers.
The OECD Development Centre is carrying out a project, co-funded by the EU Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum, on the Interrelations between public policies, migration and development of partner countries.
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Session I – Interrelations between public policies and migration: conceptual framework / Session II – Sharing experiences of partner countries / Session III – Elaboration of methodological framework